Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUCC) Apacheta

PUCC Apacheta is a four-week Spanish language and cultural immersion experience that integrates Spanish courses with 10 seminars about doing business in Latin America and its cultural perspective.

You will improve your Spanish skills and fluency, and at the same time, you will learn from the local history, culture, and business aspects. You will become a specialist while you gain confidence in another language. The program aims for students to embrace and understand cultural diversity, across the Latin American market by understanding customs and communication patterns, while collaborating and navigating differences respectfully.

Fields of study

  • Culture & Language Studies

More information regarding specific course details can be found on the host university website.

Credit equivalent 

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 6 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the PUCC entry requirements

This program impacts on UQ Semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is approximately A$2,400 (USD 1600).

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website


Accommodation is at an additional cost. Students are responsible for booking their own accommodation for their stay in Chile. 


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP Loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Key Dates

Program Dates

UQ: 14  April 2024
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 17 June 2024
End: 12 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Santiago, Chile
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.